SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 - Affymetrix spin-off Perlegen has begun to generate data on 50 genomes, in the initial phase of its strategy to generate a wealth of SNP data that can be used to forge alliances with companies seeking to do genetic association studies, Affymetrix CEO Stephen Fodor told GenomeWeb

"The project has started; the train is leaving the station," Fodor said following his presentation at the Genome Tri Conference.

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